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IDLE MODE - What should Adam do and say?

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    Smile IDLE MODE - What should Adam do and say?

    Okay, I'm carrying this topic over from general chat thread as it would be nice to hear all your ideas.
    Suggestions can be seriously thought out... or they can be funny.


    When you just leave the game running but don't play, idle-mode kicks in and your character starts to do and/or say something while they wait for you to resume play.

    So, what are your ideas for Adam to do/say?

    I'll stick to what I said in the chat thread:


    I'd like Adam to reach for his tobacco and say: "Time for a cigarette...", and smoke it.
    If you haven't returned to game, he can stub it out with his boot and the next time he would say "Time for another..", and so on.

    Perhaps Adam could even say the odd, random philosophical or quirky quote like: "Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs" or “Sooner or later, everyone stops smoking” (Authors Unknown)
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    Adam: "I'm getting too old for this..."

    I dunno, you gotta mix it up. Its the kind of thing that could get annoying very quickly.
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    Adam's HUD sunglasses should start displaying a screensaver.

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    Before this thread I thought we had covered every aspect of the game.
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    "I need a smoke."

    "I wonder what time it is..."

    "That ashtray to the head really left a mark."

    "Well now, this is interesting."

    "I'm hungry."

    "Oh, the weather outside is frightful..."

    "Anyone got an advil?"

    As for actions:

    Plays with the gun, different actions for different guns.
    Smokes.
    Wipes his sunglasses clean.
    Yawns.
    Whistles.
    Cracks his neck.
    Plays with his lighter.


    Those are all I can think of for now.
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    -"Damn augs... my joints are starting to hurt!"/"Damn joints!"
    -He stares at his hands and says "All little piggies safe at home.".
    -"Head check! Body check! Little piggies check!".
    -If AJ has some kind of speed aug he could say "Running like this I could join the Olympics!". This can be adapted for other augs.
    -Occasionally rotates his augmented hand (1080º).
    -He looks at his augmented arms and says "Feels light! Works right!", "I wonder if i can cook something with this?", "Don't fail on me now!" (when its out of energy).
    -He whistles the DX1 main theme (that should be my easter egg) or the MacGyver main theme and says in the end "Gotta love those classics!".

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    Definitely want to see him perform some lighter tricks. Like the fireball one.

    He could also do that western thing where the guy spins his gun around his finger and lands it in it's holster.

    On a side note, who says it's a cigarette he's smoking? I know in DX1 they had "real" cigarettes, but what if AJ just smoked the substance in cocoa that acts as an endorphin booster?

    (Copyright idea-^ )

    Everyone's happy and AJ doesn't have to purchase new aug lungs every 5 hours or so.

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    Originally Posted by IOOI
    -He whistles the DX1 main theme...
    Do want!
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    Originally Posted by IOOI
    -He whistles the DX1 main theme
    I love you.
    "The year is 2027"

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    I want to be the "MacGyver" guy who whistles the DX theme ^^

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    Originally Posted by IOOI
    -He whistles the DX1 main theme
    Or hums it, but anyway it's a great idea, I want it in the game too.
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    I love the whistling bit. This must be in the game.

    Anyways, I figure he could mess around with his augs, like if he has that Sword-in-the-arm aug, he could partially open it, check it out, stuff like that. Maybe fiddle around with his other augs, check for loose screws and such.

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    Lol, I wanna see him spray some WD-40 on his augs
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    I think the whistling bit, but I think it'd be one of those little hidden things like the piano in Maggie Chow's apartment.

    Originally Posted by GmanPro
    Lol, I wanna see him spray some WD-40 on his augs
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    Maybe Adam is really dumb without the player controlling him. Like dropping his gun, or shooting himself in the foot, or lighting the wrong end of his cigarette and getting confused. The player returns to find Adam quietly sobbing in the corner, and has to spend the next few minutes picking up their inventory and gently coaxing Adam back into the game.

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    Stand there and tap his foot like Sonic with his arms folded. 'Nuff said.

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    "Barely a scratch" every time he is hurt.
    Apparently there are people who think the best way to make
    a prequel is to contradict the thing to which it is a prequel.

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    Originally Posted by rokstrombo
    Maybe Adam is really dumb without the player controlling him. Like dropping his gun, or shooting himself in the foot, or lighting the wrong end of his cigarette and getting confused. The player returns to find Adam quietly sobbing in the corner, and has to spend the next few minutes picking up their inventory and gently coaxing Adam back into the game.
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    Cast my vote for whistling/humming the theme. That's sheer simplistic brilliance in aerosol form.

    I like the zippo tricks too.

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    - Zippo tricks: nice, I like them
    - Whistling main DX theme: I totally approve
    - Scratching/stretching/etc: it's nice, it makes the character a bit more human
    - Light cigarettes: I also approve, I like characters that smoke

    He could also stare up to the sky for a brief time (looking for God) and then turn his head down somewhat dissapointed. Looking at his hands (remembering all the things he has done) and turning his head away. (these remind me of Jack Bauer )

    Lighting a cigarette, smoking it for just a bit, sighing, throwing it away and then lighting another one. Saying some Latin quotes. Putting hands in pockets. Rubbing his hands. Fixing his hair with a quick move. Cleaning sunglasses.

    That's all I can think right now

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    Originally Posted by IOOI
    -He whistles the DX1 main theme
    Better yet, sings Yahtzee's lyrics to the DX1 main theme.

    "Puuuut on a trenchcoat and fiiiiiight some conspiracies..."

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    Love all of the suggestions so far!

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    Originally Posted by van_HellSing
    Adam's HUD sunglasses should start displaying a screensaver.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6heJB...eature=related


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    The cigarettes can't be dangerous for adam :P

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